System Blue in VP8
#1
Greetings all,

I'm very new to this Forum so here goes:
I'm heading for the Falkland Islands (VP8) very shortly. I don't think
there are many or any Blitzortung stations in Falklands nor that many
in South America. Hoping to obtain and set up a "Blue" station in VP8

South Atlantic is not the most dense area for lightning so may prove
interesting.

Roger VP8DBR
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#2
It can be VERY interesting.
The next step is to contact private weather stations in southern Argentina and tell them about the project
Good luck

/Richo

http://geology.com/articles/lightning-map.shtml
Stations: 584, 585, 2017
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#3
(2016-05-11, 20:59)Roger_G0SWC Wrote: Greetings all,

I'm very new to this Forum so here goes:
I'm heading for the Falkland Islands (VP8) very shortly. I don't think
there are many or any Blitzortung stations in Falklands nor that many
in South America. Hoping to obtain and set up a "Blue" station in VP8

South Atlantic is not the most dense area for lightning so may prove
interesting.

Roger VP8DBR
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#4
Hi RichoAnd,

Thank you for the reply, Can you or other Blitzortunger's point me
in the direction of designs / drawings / plans for suitable antennas
I expect I will try a pair (or 3) of Ferrite cores, also looking at loop
and or other wire antennas, helix twists etc.

Biggest problem in VP8land is Wind! have to make antennas suitably
physically strong!

Roger VP8DBR
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#5
(2016-05-12, 08:33)Roger_G0SWC Wrote: Hi RichoAnd,

Thank you for the reply, Can you or other Blitzortunger's point me
in the direction of designs / drawings / plans for suitable antennas
I expect I will try a pair (or 3) of Ferrite cores, also looking at loop
and or other wire antennas, helix twists etc.

Biggest problem in VP8land is Wind! have to make antennas suitably
physically strong!

Roger VP8DBR

Here is a long thread about home made ferrite antennas.

http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?PHPSESS...ic=19914.0

There is also the official Blitzortung article.

http://de.blitzortung.org/Compendium/Doc...B_14.1.pdf
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